Facebook has a movie piracy problem, but it can’t (or won’t) do anything about it

Facebook has a movie piracy problem, according to a new report from Business Insider. The report found that there are multiple groups on the social media site — some with tens of thousands of members — that share illegally obtained copies of films.

Most of the groups aren’t particularly subtle or well-hidden, either. These aren’t private clubs where membership is only given to a select, vetted group of friends. In fact, according to Business Insider’s report, most of them are public-facing groups with titles like “Full HD English Movie” and “Free full movies 2018.” (They can be found by simply searching Facebook for “free movies.”) Many of the groups are also years old, going back to as early as 2016 in some cases.

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